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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 9, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             fr NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME S2S2SSSS223 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLV MASON CITY THI BRIGHT SPOT ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WTOES FIVE CENTS A COPV Garner Bid for Chief Is Fading By CHARLES P STEWART Central Press Columnist THINGS DONT look so healthy for John N Garner as a demo cratic presidential possibility in 1940 as they did not so very long ago The war hasnt been in his candidacys interest John L Lewis de scription of him as a labor bait ing poker play ing whisky drinking evil old man evi dently has done his cause more damage than looked likely at GARNER first And to a certain extent hes had to deflate his own boon himself by agreeing with Presi dent Roosevelt that our arms em bargo ought to be repealed Politicians all foresaw that the outbreak of hostilities in Europe would favor F Ds chances of re nomination whether or not we get into the muss before his partys next convention date Their rea soning is that if we dont get in hell be given credit for having kept us out and that therell be an overwhelming demand for his retention in office to keep on keeping us out If on the opposite hand we do get in the dopesters concur that the cry We mustnt change horses will be raised to tremen dous effect All this supports the argument that the present white house tenant is pretty sure to be drafted willynilly for a third term It follows that if he is Gar ners prospects evaporate As to the arms embargo issue The Texan is on the presidents embargo should be lift ed I assume that thats what he really thinks However its the side he had to take anyway be cause the souths congressional representation is almost solidly antiembargo Scarcely needful to say Texas Jacks views have got to coincide thes ouths Hed queer himself completely other wise Attack by Lewis Jack lets it be known that he isnt in harmony with the adminis tration on many other propo sitions but he weakens his cause by having to indorse it even on that one Plenty of people considered John L Lewis attack on the Lone Star statesman in frightfully bad taste Im acquainted with lots of labor ites who felt at the time that Lewis had overdone himself They werent so positive that John N was one of their baiters they didnt mind his poker playing and whisky drinking if for they were in the habit of doing the same things themselves They didnt assess him as such an aw fully wicked old man Right off the reel these critics were inclined to reckon that John L simply had advertised the V P without doing him any harm On second thought though this notion soaked in Lewis probably didnt care a cents worth whether or not his re marks were in good taste he sim ply was serving notice that the C I O was agin Garner Now politicians are not apt to disregard a warning that theyre due to lose two or three million C I p votes if they nominate a presidential candidate whom the C I O boss doesnt like Two or three million votes can decide an election Garner Past 70 John L also said one thing thats indisputable and entirely germane He said that John N is an old man He may not be EVIL but undeniably hes 70 I dont know how old is too old for the presidency but theres an obvious popular prejudice against outandout age in the white house Perhaps its unjustifiable Methuseleh was prominent up to nearly 1000 All the same C I O Leader Lewis clearly scored a point when he referred to Vice President Nance as old Neither Here There Republican candidacies arent affected They may be on election day but not in the nominating conven tions As to ly theyve simmered down to Roosevelt Paul V McNutt Gar ner and James A Farley Paul V Hooey Garner Blowing up Far ley Never a serious considera tion Barring F D nobody else is left Oh yes State Secretary Hull Hes a dandy statesman but hes too old he hasnt the pep Ickcs Hopkins Already out of the picture Democratically its about down to F D and Paul V JOHNSON URGES FRGETAIDTO BRING WAR END Secretary Hull States American Government Hasnt Been Approached WASHINGTON The sen ate leadership blocked temporarily Monday an effort by Senator Johnson D Colo to recess the chamber to give President Roose velt a free hand to work for European peace Johnson told he Chamber that the whole world would be gratified if the senate would recess for three days This he saifl would be considered a sign that the United Slates wanted ncacc in Europe and that the people were counting on the chief executive to do what he could to effect it We must accept the belief that Germany will listen will accept an honorable peace Johnson told the senate They know how the president stands When they call him in they must be seeking an honorable peace Secretary Hull told reporters at his press conference Monday that the American government had not been approached by Germany Britain or France with regard to interceding for peace in Europe Asked whether the United MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY OCTOBER 9 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 312 REDS URGE PEACE ACCEPTANCE Senate Will Not Recess During Talk of Peace STATE BRITISH peace move he said he had not yet discussed this matter with his associates When Johnson concluded Majority Leader Barkley D Ky urged that the recess mo tion be withdrawn lie said that Senator Downey DCal had expected to liavc the floor for a continuation of his address against the administration neu trality bill which would repeal the existingembargo against the sale of arms to belligerent coun tries Johnson withdrew his motion but served notice he would renew it after Downey had completed In his brief address to the sen ate Johnson said that the present is an auspicious time for peace All America applauds the ef forts for peace that the president made prior to the war he said It seems to be the general senti ment in the senate that the time has come to renew those efforts He added Everybody wants to keep out of war Some say we can do it by repealing the embargo and others say we can do it by keeping the embargo But everybody can agree that the best way to keep out would be to end the war LOOK INSIDE FOR CHARLEY KELLER Baseball Kid Hero in Series Statistics SPORTS PAGE Hunt Turns to South for Grid Champion SPORTS PAGE Palo Alto Corn Husk to Be Held Oct 17 STATE PAGE Returns to What Used to Be Home During a lull in lie German air raids on Warsaw his Polish bov crept back to what was mc Mi he knew to blocks of worked REPEAT FRENCH BRITISH ACCORD Chamberlain Declares Specific Aims to Be Involved in Parleys LONDON Minister Chamberlain told the bouse at commons Monday that Britain and France were in complete accord as to the purposes of their partici pation in the European war which they frequently expressed and that any more specific statement of their war aims would be evolved through consultation of the two pmvers Chamberlains statement was in reply to a question by Laborite Arthur Henderson who asked whether it is the policy of his majestys government to publish in due course of time and jointly with the French government a specific statement of war aims based on principles already enun ciated His majestys government and the French sovernment are in complete accord as to the purposes for which hey entered the war Chamberlain replied These purposes have more than once boen stated by both governments he added No cioubt as time goes on both gov ernments will consider whether their war nims should be stated in more specific form TOWN HALL DEDICATED M1LFORD new 000 town hall and enlarged light plant here was dedicated Mon day Members of the commercial Club furnished free sauerkraut and wieners at noon The Weather WEEKLY FORECAST IOWA Cloudy intermittent rain Monday afternoon and Monday nigrhl and probably in southeast and extreme east por tions Tuesday morning cooler Monday night and in cast ant southcentral portions Tuesday MINNESOTA Cloudy and cooler Monday night intermit tent rain except in extreme northwest portion Monday aft ernoon and Monday night be coming fair Tuesday cooler in extreme southeast portion Tues day rising temperature Tues day afternoon in northwest and extreme west portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night At 8 a m Monday Rain 5 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum Saturday night At 8 a m Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Deanna Gets First for Movies HOLLYWOOD historic moment in Hollywood a r r i v e d Monday when Miss Deanna Dur bin relaxed the arms of her neivous leading man and received square upon her pretty lips her first movie kiss The master minds at Universal studios had been holding confer ences for weeks making decisions changing their minds and ruining their about this the most important kiss per haps in the whole history of Hol lywood Robert Stack leading young man in a full dress suit was wor ried about that kiss Hed had clam chowder for lunch and some un kind person had told him it con tained onions But he was brave The cameras ground and he in formed Miss Durbin he was leav ing for South America Where will you stay she asked On our sailboat he said It has an auxiliary diesel engine Sailboats are beautiful she said Yes1 he whispered they arc beautiful With that and in accordance with the instructions of Messrs Manning and Houser authors he took her gently in his arms and kissed her There was a pause Then Miss Durbin turned toward the skyline and asked Whats a diesel engine The scene continued from there Miss Durbin went on as if nothing unusual had happened Slack flushed pink and his hands were so sweaty he had to dry them When finally the camera stopped he blurted I feel terrible Miss Durbin giggled Stack tlushed a still deeper red when he rcilized what hed said and the authors tiptoed out to vhe sunshine ns deeply impressed as if theyd just witnessed the sign ing of the declaration indepen dence 61 51 60 inch IB 45 77 47 51 77 45 MAKE VIGOROUS State Council Will CoOperate Fully With New Safety Committee DBS for a vigorous resumption of county safety council activity were for mulated at a meeting of the board of directors of the Iowa state safety council here Sunday after noon Local units have been set up in 64 of the states 99 counties but a number of them have lapsed into inactivity in recent months In the councils program de signed to carry safely lo all mo torists and pedestrians the clos est cooperation between the newly appointed safety commit tee of three appointed by Gov George Wilson and with the department of public safety has been decided upon according to W Earl Hall president of the state safety council and mem ber of the committee of three Three changes on the managing board of the council were an nounced following Sundays meet ing Arthur W Hykc of Waterloo has been nnmcd as a vice presi dent to take the place of the late Charles Marousek of Cedar Rap ids Vic Stueland of Forest City last years head of highway safe ty for the American Legion suc ceeds Frank Ulish of Fort Dodge as eighth district director and Harold S Evans of DCS Moines was appointed to the board to rep resent the insurance companies of Iowa President Hall has been invited to describe the safety program developed by the Iowa state safety council at the national safety councils congress in Atlantic City on Oct 18 3 PROBLEMS IN CAPITOL FACED BY ROOSEVELT President Ponders Nazi Hint That He Serve as Mediator WASHINGTON Roosevelt returned to Washington Monday after a restful weekend at his Hyde Park N Y home There was reason to believe he would turn his attention immedi ately to three major problems born of the conflict in Europe 1 Intimations from Germany that Adolf Hitler would like to have Mr Itoosevelt ask for a truce in the war 2 The senate squabble over neutrality Icgislallon 3 The trip of the U S liner Iroqucis to the United States guarded by American war shins because of a tip she would be sunk Semiofficial German hints that Hitler would accept a presidential proposal for an armistice were ig nored over the weekend but per sons who accompanied the chief executive to Hyde Park got the idea he would hesitate to intervene unless he was sure Great Britain and France favored such a step It was understood furthermore he wished to talk over every angle of the situation with Secretary HullainclpEriapsotHfiTsfate partment representatives As for neutrality all signs point ed toward a continuation of a handsoff policy at the white house although Mr Roosevelt was keeping himself informed on the latest treads on Capitol hill White house aides snid the presi dent had no reports on the Iroquois during his three days at Hyde Park but had asserted that fam ilies of those on board could as sume no news was good news Means to Speed Up Army Orders Studied WASHINGTON ad ministration is considering plan to accelerate production schedule in private industry on crucial army orders it was learned Mon day This was disclosed as 52 dis trict executives in charge of th armys industrial purchasing pro gram began a week of confer ences The officers were sum moned by Assistant Secretary o War Louis Johnson to discus progress in the present program and to familiarize themselves with new procurement plans DEANNA DUKBIN Kissed Breaks Out of Jail and Changes Mind MARSHALLTOWN Two inmates of the county jail here one of them an exconvict twice paroled escapedSunday night by sawing three bnrs from a window and dropping to the ground by using an improvised rope made of a mattress cover One of them Ed Bolle 21 serv ing a 30 day sentence for break ing glass in the street had a change of heart Monday morning and telephoned Sheriff Harry W Jennings from his home here and gave himself up The other Leon ard Smothers about 40 is still at large Smothers was arrested here several weeks ago when he was said by police to have been caught in the act of breaking into a local jewelry store He ruis a police rec oni that dates back to 1915 police By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS and German trade delegates agree immediately to be gin exchanging raw mate rials and manufactures Finland to send envoy for Moscow talks new Lithu anian pact expected soon government newspaper at tacks BritishFrench war on Hitler STOCKHOLM Finnish minister to Sweden named as representative for Mos cow parley Finland anx ious to preserve indepen dence pre pares to repatriate Ger manic minorities from eastern Germans optimistic about peace soon military sources report Germans tak ing minor offensive on western front apparently to get prisoners for ques tioning arrest of 26 of 72 fpvmer communist depu ties announced group letter urges debate on im mediate peace L 0 N D 0 lain reiterates that Britain and France are in com plete accord on war pur poses w a r preparations continue as nation awaits governments reply to Hit lers Friday peace speech Passages of Hitlers Speech Rebroadcast on Western Front PARIS military sources said Monday principal passages of Adolf Hitlers reich stag speech had been broadcast from nazi front line trenches in French and German They de scribed it as an effort to bolster the morale of German troops and influence the French soldiers for peace but snid the French ad vance guard was highly amused IS MEDIEVAL Germans and Russians Reach Quick Decision on Trade Legislation By WITT HANCOCK MOSCOW IP Soviet Russia threw her whole weight behind Adolf Hitlers peace gestures Mon day in an editorial in the govern ment newspaper Izvestia accus ing Great Britain and France of returning to the middle ages for waging war to exterminate Hit lerism At he same time it was an nounced PremierForeign Com missar Vyacheslalf Mololoff hail reached a decision Sunday night with leaders of a German trade legislation The delegation arrived only Sunday to expedite stimulated trade between Russia and Ger many under the recent formal trade and credit agreement be tween the nazicommunist part ners It was not specified what goods were involved Besides the German delegation Russia was host to the foreign ministers of Turkey and Lithu ania and expected a third diplo mat former Premier Juhu Kusti Paasikivi of Finland Monday night as she pushed her bargain driving campaign from the Gulf of Finland to the Black sea Izvestia asserted BritishFrench arguments that the war must be prolonged to crush Hitlerism makes us return to the gloomy middle ageswhen devastating re carried oa tor the purpose b the of heretics and people of different religions If is impossible the news paper declared lo exterminate any iilea or any opinion by fire and sword 1One may respect or hale Hit lerism or any other system of po litical opinions This is a matter of taste But to begin a war for the extermination of Hitlerismmeans to admit to criminal silliness in policy Izvestia said the rapid disinte gration o Poland was irrefu table proof that its lack of vital lower removes the causes for con tinuation of the war in western Europe It continued Even the blind can now see that the Polish state cannot be restored to its former shape and on its former territory Still the war by Great Britain and France against Germany is being waged under the slogan of restoration of Poland Therefore continuation of the war cannot be justified by any Germanyhat no conflict ef interests or points of dispute with these States No demands against England except the Colonial problem Germanys interests fit these Baltic States purely economical No grudge against De nmark Creation of a Polish State with no hotbeds of intrigue against Germany and Rimia The independence of SJovakian State is recognized German Yugoslavia and Hungary frontiers are regarded permanent Why should war now occur on the Western Front Loyal friendly relations between Belgium and Switzerland   

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